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Trade Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks, threats to staff

Huawei has accused the US government of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business. In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees. The firm, which was put on a US trade blacklist this year, did not offer evidence for the ... Read More »

Merchants agree to sell rawhides to tanners

Dhaka – Merchants have agreed to resume the sales of rawhides of sacrificed animals to tanners from today (Sunday) backing off from its Saturday’s announcement, paving the way for resolving the crisis in the leather industry. President of the Bangladesh Hide and Skin Merchants Association (BHSMA) Mohammad Delwar Hossain came up with the new announcement after a tripartite meeting of ... Read More »

চামড়া বাজারে নৈরাজ্য গরীব ও এতিমের পেটে লাথি: আইএবি

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর যুগ্ম মহাসচিব মাওলানা গাজী আতাউর রহমান বলেছেন, চামড়ার বাজারে নৈরাজ্য সৃষ্টি করে দাম বিপর্যয়ের মাধ্যমে যারা গরীব ও এতিমের হক নষ্ট করেছে তাদেরকে বিচারের আওতায় আনতে হবে। তিনি বলেন, সিন্ডিকেটে ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত শিক্ষাপ্রতিষ্ঠানগুলোকে ক্ষতিপুরণ দিতে হবে। Read More »

রপ্তানিই চামড়া বিপর্যয় ঠেকানোর একমাত্র সমাধান -মাও. নেজামী

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোটের চেয়ারম্যান ও বাংলাদেশ নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী বলেছেন, রপ্তানির ওপর বহাল নিষেধাজ্ঞা প্রত্যাহার করে উদ্বৃত্ত কাঁচা চামড়া (ওয়েট ব্লু) রপ্তানিই চামড়ার ক্ষেত্রে সৃষ্ট ঐতিহাসিক বিপর্যয় ঠেকানোর একমাত্র সমাধান। তিনি বলেন, কাঁচাচামড়া রপ্তানির ফলে অতিরিক্ত চামড়া পাচার বন্ধ হবে। Read More »

চামড়া শিল্প ধ্বংসে সিন্ডিকেট সরকার দায় এড়াতে পারবে না -আইএবি

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর ভারপ্রাপ্ত মহাসচিব অধ্যাপক মাহবুবুর রহমান বলেছেন, প্রভাবশালী সংঘবদ্ধ চক্রের কারণে এবার ‘গরিবের হক’ কোরবানির পশুর চামড়ার বাজারে বড় ধস নেমেছে। বাড়তি মুনাফার লোভে ট্যানারির মালিকদের বেশির ভাগই সিন্ডিকেট করে কোরবানির পশুর চামড়া কিনছে না। Read More »

Spice prices in Bangladesh up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka – The demand for spices, mainly used in meat dishes, usually soars during religious festivals like Eid-ul-Azha when Muslims across the country sacrifice millions of animals. And there is no exception this time. The prices are high even though officials at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) say the supply is adequate. Traders blame wholesalers for the price hike ... Read More »

South proposes strengthening of WTO to promote development

Geneva, Jul (D. Ravi Kanth) – India, South Africa, and seven other developing and least-developed countries on Thursday (11 July) challenged the one-sided WTO reform proposals advanced by the US and other developed countries, and tabled, for the General Council, their own proposal for “strengthening the WTO to promote development and inclusivity.” In a five-page proposal submitted to the General ... Read More »

Seoul-Dhaka relations to reach new heights: South Korean PM

Dhaka, July 14 – South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon yesterday said the relation between Bangladesh and Korea will reach to a new height through cooperation in various fields of business and trade. “I am moved and impressed by the development Bangladesh has made. It has been possible due to the incredible will of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime ... Read More »

Huawei calls on US: Lift export restrictions

Shenzhen, Jul 12 (AP/UNB) — The chairman of Huawei said Friday the Chinese tech giant has yet to see any benefit from President Donald Trump’s promise to allow U.S. companies to sell some components to the company and called on Washington to remove it from a security blacklist. The “unjust and unfair” decision to add Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest ... Read More »

‘Back on track’: Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

Osaka, Japan, June 30, 2019 – US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as “far better than expected” and vowed to hold off on further tariffs as negotiations continue. “The quality of the transaction is far more important to me than speed. I am in no hurry, but things look very good!” ... Read More »

China will oppose attempts to suppress its dev, says envoy

Geneva, 13 Jun (D. Ravi Kanth) – China is ready to offer a package of market access concessions to the United States for reaching an agreement in the trade war launched by Washington, but will fiercely oppose attempts to “demonize” and “suppress” China’s ongoing developmental efforts, said China’s new envoy to the United Nations in Geneva on 13 June. The ... Read More »

Dr Kamal blames paddy price on Irresponsibility, policy gap

Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Wednesday alleged that farmers are not getting the fair prices of paddy due to the lack of an agricultural policy and government’s “irresponsibility”. “It’s unimaginable that farmers are being punished for bountiful paddy production. They’re now being forced to set fire to paddy fields for not getting the fair ... Read More »

Regulatory duty increased to discourage rice import

Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) –The government has increased the regulatory duty on rice import to 25 percent from the existing 3 percent, aiming to discourage its import following a drastic fall in rice prices in the country. The National Board of Revenue (NBR) issued a circular in this regard on Wednesday with immediate effect. Besides, the circular said, the importers ... Read More »

Google says services on Huawei phone still will function

Beijing, May 20 (AP/UNB) — Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company’s basic services will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., said Monday it is complying with and “reviewing the implications” of the requirement for export licenses for technology sales to Huawei ... Read More »

Huawei has immediately lost access to Android and Google

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. Holders ... Read More »

US takes back signature on Arms Trade Treaty

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) – The United States dropped a political bombshell when President Donald Trump announced his administration would withdraw from the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which the former Obama administration signed in September 2013. “We are taking our signature back”, said Trump April 26, addressing a meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA), one of the ... Read More »

EU drive for trade liberalisation adds to tensions in Tunisia

by Werner Raza, Jan Grumiller and Bernhard Tröster The European Union’s disproportionate pressure for trade liberalisation risks exacerbating political strains in the last democracy of northern Africa. Tunisia is the only country in northern Africa in which a democratic political system still prevails. The country has been undergoing a difficult transition since it initiated the ‘Arab spring’ in 2011. More ... Read More »